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John McGrath

John McGrath is considered one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry.  As Founder and Executive Director of McGrath Limited, he took McGrath Estate Agents from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to one of Australia's most successful residential real estate groups, listing McGrath Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange in November 2015.

An integrated real estate services business, McGrath today is one of the most successful real estate companies in Australia with an established and respected market presence in NSW, the ACT, Queensland, and more recently Victoria.

In October 2008, John was honoured by the Real Estate Institute of NSW with the Woodrow Weight OBE Award, a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the real estate industry.  John was founding director of the REA Group and served on its board from 1999 to January 2018, serving as chairman from 2003-2007.

John himself has become a spokesperson for the industry both in Australia and internationally. John has five books that have reached bestseller status including “You Don’t Have To Be Born Brilliant” and “You Inc.”. In “The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate”, John shares with the reader his invaluable knowledge on the Australian property market.

11 February 2020
Why we want walkability

Why is walkability fast becoming a must-have feature of Australian homes? And which cities are considered the most walkable?

4 February 2020
Why Canberra is Australia’s most liveable city

While Melbourne may be the first Australian city that comes to mind when it comes to liveability, John McGrath explains that locals actually rank the national capital as the best.

28 January 2020
The house of the future

Shrinking families and an ageing population are changing Australian homes.

21 January 2020
2020 ushers in a new moderate growth cycle

As we enter a new moderate growth cycle in Australian property, led by Sydney, here are 8 key things to know about the market in 2020.

17 December 2019
The year in property

In his final column of the year, John McGrath explains why the property market is ending 2019 on a high note.

10 December 2019
Loner living: a local and global trend

The increasing number of single person households is having a significant impact on the property market.

3 December 2019
How FIFOs are changing regional property markets

John McGrath explores the new trend of white collar fly-in, fly-out workers relocating to more affordable regional and coastal locations.

26 November 2019
A high rise in low-rise housing

After a surge in popularity for high-rise apartments, an anticipated shift in buyer sentiment will see Australians seek more small home options.

19 November 2019
Capital growth in the nation’s capital

As one of only two capital cities to record price growth last financial year, what is the outlook for the Canberra property market moving forward?

12 November 2019
Brisbane’s property buzz

After a period of low growth, house prices in Brisbane are set to jump 20% over the next three years.

5 November 2019
Is Melbourne Australia's best city for property?

What sets Melbourne apart from the other capital cities?

29 October 2019
ScoMo’s success sees Sydney’s Spring sales soar

With clearance rates reaching the upper 70% range, the Sydney property market has turned a corner according to the latest McGrath Report thanks to a combination of factors including eased lending restrictions, interest rate cuts and the ‘ScoMo effect’.

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